Hot, hot, hot!

IMG_0622IMG_2231The weather continues to be glorious – lovely blue skies and temperatures in the high twenties. The last two afternoons have seen some thunderclouds rolling in and some incredible thunder and lightning and rainbows. It rained quite a bit on Wednesday night but sure enough, Thursday morning looked lovely so we set off on a 12k walk – Circuit de la Foret de Chaux. We really enjoyed it but the humidity had us dripping hot – we had to dip in the pool when we got back to regain our composure!

IMG_2229Luckily, the house here is really cool throughout and the little patio at the back is nearly always in deep shade. Derek did a short bike ride this morning but otherwise we’ve had a quiet few days, doing some Flashback work and pottering about the house.

Derek made a very nice pasta dish last night – spaghetti with roasted veg, mozzarella balls, basil and olives and I made some mushroom pate and for tonight two more recipes from Jack in The Guardian – baba gosht (lamb and aubergine curry) and green beans with cumin, mint and yoghurt.

We’ve been here two weeks now – time flies!